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Medical marijuana ballot initiative signatures submitted

Mississippians for Compassionate Care submitted 105,686 certified signatures from registered voters to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office, placing medical marijuana on the 2020 ballot. [Steve Wilson]


No Relief

By ANTHONY WARREN,

No raise again for beleaguered Jackson Police Department.

Jackson has lost 86 police officers in the last year. Even so, a pay raise likely won’t be on tap for Jackson’s finest as part of next year’s budget.

The Jackson City Council is expected to vote on the city’s 2020 fiscal year budget today, Thursday, September 12.






Too many students on the wrong side of the digital divide

By CHIP PICKERING,

As students across Mississippi get back to school, it is vitally important our policymakers keep in mind those students and families who continue to struggle, stuck on the wrong side of the digital divide.  As the CEO of INCOMPAS, an association that promotes competition, innovation and economic development in network systems, I am particularly


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Appeals Process Easier

­Appealing overly high water bills and potential water shut-offs will soon be easier, thanks to a recent vote by the Jackson City Council.

The council approved an ordinance to streamline its water bill appeals process.



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Rev. Dr. Ruth Wallace Black

Dr Ruth Wallace Black, 79, died Friday August, 23, 2019 at Hospice Ministries. A third generation Jacksonian, Dr. Black earned her baccalaureate degree at Belhaven University and language certificates at both the British Institute in London and the Alliance Française in Paris.




Patriot Pride dance team

The Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriot Pride dance team attended UDA camp at Mississippi State University. Laura Lee Boyles, Mae Correro, Haleigh Hall, Lauren Head, Leigh Tucker, and Emory Ware were selected as All-American dancers.


Northside Drive repaving to begin

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced that repaving is expected to begin on Northside Drive between State Street and I-55/Frontage Road.  The $2.4 million project has been made possible through the 1% Sales Tax Commission and funding made available to the Mississippi Department of Transportation by the Federal Highway




Prison disaster

Of all the major issues being discussed in this year’s statewide campaigns, one that is largely being neglected is Mississippi’s prison system.

It is a disaster.



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Gerard Gibert on Mississippi Lottery

Gerard Gibert, a resident of Ridgeland, was recently named to the Mississippi lottery board of directors. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in economics from the University of Mississippi. He is the CEO of Venture Technology. Gibert recently spoke with Sun reporter Nikki Rowell about the Mississippi lottery.









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Exercise

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners wore exercise clothes as they studied the letter E. Shown are from left) Annalise Lavender, Will Elliott, Graham Levanway and Caroline Walker.



Living statues

The park statues who come to life in Madison Middle School’s production of Mary Poppins, Jr. were (from left, back) Kate Kiser, Rachel Pierce, Addison Reeves, and (front) Nataleigh Nix, Mackenzie Bayham, Teeda Phann and Sanaa Green.


High in all

Jackson Prep sophomores who made 95 or above average in all classes are (from left, back) Turner Isonhood, Jon-Sanders Watson; (middle row) Anna Grace Morgan, Olivia Clapp, Allie Wise, Cassidy Zummallen, Holmes Maley; (front) Russ Upton, Leigh Hardin, Ainsley O’Quinn, Neha Adari, Abigail Metcalf.


peruvian partner

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School welcomes students for two weeks from partner school Lord Byron, located in Arequipa, Peru. Shown are (from left, back) Arianna Gonzales, Bárbara Nuñez, Mariel Bedregal, Julia Chadwick, head of upper school, Maria Vargas, Valeria Llerena, Casandra Téllez, Dr.


Prep tennis

Jackson Prep boy’s tennis team recently won the state championship. Members of the Boys A tennis team include (from left, back) John Garraway, Ethan Aldridge, Andrew Sweat, Neil Marchetti, Lampton Moore; (front) Louie Gatlin, Lytle Moore, Ivey Yelverton, David Crews and Russ Upton.

 


Spirited

Madison Ridgeland Academy K5 students (from left) Eric Lee Patterson, James Henry Gosa, Elliott Herron and Walker Britt enjoy spirit day on Fridays.



Cross country

The 2018 Jackson Prep Girls Cross Country Awards went to (from left) Eliza Burnham, Impact Award; Elizabeth Speed, Patriot Award; Julia Stradinger, Most Valuable Player; Andrea McCaa, Most Improved.


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Bragging rights for another year are on the line tomorrow night, as St. Joseph Catholic School takes on St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, in a storied matchup formerly dubbed “The Holy War.”